Cannondale CAAD13 DISC 105 Review

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By Max Shumpert
Updated: 25th July  2020
Max Shumpert
Nicola Graham

Reviewed by Nicola Graham

Cannondale CAAD13 Disc 105

Cannondale CAAD13 Disc 105



Great comfort, high quality components, disc brakes


Expensive compared to other aluminum bikes.

Our Rating




In 2011, Cannondale switched from creating carbon bikes to aluminum. This prompted a complete redesign of the Cannondale series.

Since then, the company has innovated the use of aluminum to increase cycling performance and now Cannondale is recognized for its aluminum bikes.

The result: The Cannondale's CAAD 13, which meets the Cannondale reputation with one of its own: the CAAD 13 is possibly the most advanced aluminum road frame in the world.

For a long time, Cannondale's CAAD 13 aluminum bicycles have been a benchmark of significant worth and execution.

As a major aspect of the CAAD13 arrangement, CAAD13 bicycles are viewed as for speed-darlings who like smooth taking care of.

Cannondale demonstrates that their CAAD13 bicycles offer "breakthrough" in aluminum execution, simply that the CAAD13 arrangement has protected the resemblance of a top of the line, carbon created models in their aluminum structure.

Cannondale CAAD13 Tech Spec


Aluminum frame


Shimano 105 hydro disc, 160/160mm RT54 rotors


Vittoria Rubino Pro Bright Black, 700c x 28mm


19 lbs. 14.9 oz


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Cannondale CAAD13 is made up of premium aluminum, and with precise engineering expertise, it offers capability, comfort, and aerodynamic performance.

The full Shimano 105 groupset having hydraulic disc brakes make it fully all season ready to enjoy your ride and training no matter the conditions.

Dropped seat stays give additional flex to seatpost and seat tube, which reduces noise on the road and gives a pleasant riding experience.

It has a truncated airfoil tube for aerodynamic & mobility advantage. There is enough space for a 30mm width tire to fit.

Cannondale CAAD13 Frameset

Cannondale Caad 13 Frame

Some time ago aluminum was considered to be a more valued belonging than gold.

Cannondale has crafted the 6069 aluminum frame to mirror the SuperSix EVO truncated airfoil tubing profiles of the carbon, to reduce drag by 30%.

This resulted in better aerodynamic design & stylish aesthetical advances as well. SmartForm C1 Premium Alloy is used with integrated cable routing with Switchplate.

The saddle is Prologo Nago RS STN for great comfort with alloy Seatpost of HollowGram 27 KNØT with 2 bolt clamps of 330mm. Inspired by the SuperSix EVO, Cannondale CAAD 13 2020 gives a perfect fit for larger customers & immediately feels ready to race.

The micro-suspension in the lightweight fork, which works to road vibration, absorb shock, increase handling, control, and enhance rider comfort. BallisTec Carbon fork is fitted with a 55mm offset.

After all, the material distribution and designing the Cannondale CAAD13 weight is as yet kept stunningly low. The new CAAD13 is claimed to weigh in at the same as of the CAAD12 disc weight which is 19 lbs. 14.9 oz. with all the hardware.

Cannondale offers the CAAD13 in SM, MD, LG, and XL.

Cannondale CAAD13 Disc 105 Brake type

The Cannondale CAAD 13 has Shimano 105 brakes. Numerous previous riders have shown that the Shimano brakes gave them more stability and control in sudden halting, and are receptive to delicate braking. Brake lever and Front & rear brakes having Shimano 105 hydro disc with 160mm RT 54 rotor.

Cannondale CAAD13 Disc 105 


It has a Shimano 105 hydro disc, 2x11 shifters with front & rear derailleurs of Shimano 105, braze-on & Shimano 105 GS respectively. The chain used is Shimano HG601, 11-speed.

Cannondale Caad 13 Shifters

The Shimano brand is constructed to work best with race bikes with the effortless shift components when riding. Cannondale CAAD13 disc 105 has 22 gears. 

Cannondale CAAD13 Rim Brake

CAAD12 Disc 105 offers RD 2.0 rims. The front hub & rear hub have Formula CL-712, 12x100mm Center Lock & Formula RXC-400, 12x142 Center Lock respectively.

Cannondale CAAD13 Tires

Both the front & rear tires are of Vittoria Rubino Pro Bright Black, 700 x 28c to maximize handling and bike speed. High-quality grade materials are used to create each tire set with the latest tire technology for superior performance.

Cannondale CAAD13 Price Range

The Cannondale CAAD13 Disc 105 Bike 2020 is known for offering quality with the best possible price with exceptional efficiency and super handling. You can check the latest price of- Cannondale Caad13 at

What We Like

The Cannondale CAAD13 Disc 105 Bike 2020 is a champion’s bike in every manner.  With the Cannondale CAAD13 Disc 105, Cannondale vastly succeeded our expectations, especially in:


  • Great comfort and handling while riding.
  • Disc brakes are spot on.
  • Reduces drag & increases the bike speed.

What We Don't Like


  • More aero, but less stiff. 
  • Expensive compared to other aluminum bikes.

Buying Advice

If you are seeking a speedy, chasing extra comfort and aerodynamic efficiency bike, then Cannondale CAAD 13 105v disc is the bike. Or, if you are looking for a strongly built bike, responsive bike that can reduce road vibrations, we would highly recommend the CAAD13. 

However, if you looking for less expensive aluminum bike with the best version of both road and mountain bike then, Cannondale topstone 105 aluminum is the best choice.

Final Cannondale CAAD13 review verdict

The CAAD13 Disk 105 isn't just the CAAD12 with a lick of paint; far much better from it. Cannondale has built up another model that keeps all the best bits from previously and included aero highlights, additional comfort, speed, and flexibility. Altogether, these outcomes in one of the best aluminum bikes out there in the market.


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